YA Goes to DC

24th Session of The Youth Assembly

New Horizons for Global Youth
August 8–10, 2019 • George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

The world is changing at a lightning fast pace and the problems we are facing are becoming more complex than ever before. The 24th Session will explore the possibilities for young people to thrive and meet the challenges of the 21st century.

What happens at #TheYouthAssembly

Keynote Talks

Get inspiration from today’s trailblazers and influencers

Thematic Discussions

Interact with panels of experts and leaders in various areas of inquiry

Skill-building Workshops

Engage in in-depth discussions or activities to develop practical skills

Impact Challenge Finals

Finalists pitch their ideas to a distinguished panel of judges for seed funding and mentorship.


Make connections with young leaders from all over the world

Awarding Ceremony

Find out the winners of the Outstanding Youth Delegate award and Impact Challenge

Field Visits

Get an inside-look into the workings of global and national institutions and organizations

Special Events

Make new friends or collaborators from members of our global community

The Youth Assembly

The Youth Assembly aims to empower the next generation of leaders with opportunities to connect with like-minded peers, trailblazers, and influencers, develop global competence and critical skills, and transform their vision for a better future through innovative action.

Watch the recap video from the 23rd Session →

Ways to Participate

Conference Basic

Attend the conference only

Conference Plus

Participate in the leadership series

Registration is currently open.